- 30 Jan 20
Tech to get your teeth into over the year ahead.
If the last decade taught us anything, it’s that technology is ubiquitous. Between smart phones and smart televisions, Wi-Fi and AI, virtual assistants and virtual reality, tech is engrained into our 21st century DNA. The world isn’t quite Blade Runner, even though we’re living in the era the film was set in, but evolution is heading toward the age of robots regardless.
Homes are becoming connected universes, in which televisions, refrigerators, even vacuum cleaners, work together for the greater good. Virtual assistants – Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant – play music, dish up recipes, and kick us into shape in the morning.
Following an arrangement between Google, Amazon and Apple, smart products will be able to interact (possibly conspire) with one another. Meanwhile, 5G opens up new connections, delivering fast speeds and data downloads on an unprecedented scale.
A banking app that is reinventing the way we interact with our money. Around 10,000 people in Ireland spend and manage their money on Resolut, using the brand’s debit cards. Through the app, users can exchange euro for over 150 currencies, without commission, and dabble in commission-free stock trading, cryptocurrency exchange, and peer-to-peer payments.